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and new conveniences. america's minerals. they're the stuff dreams are made of. there's more information at nma.org. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is also provided by boeing. major funding for "washington week" is provided by the annenberg foundation, the john s. and james l. knight foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. six months in, it appears things in washington are more complicated than clear. the president's poll numbers are uniformly headed down. his health care plan is snagged in the house and senate and the success of his economic recovery plan subject to debate. vice president joe biden speaking in chicago today to the national urban league to defend it. >> housing starts are up for this month. does that mean we're out? no. does that mean there won't be more foreclosures? no. but we're beginning to move in the direction we have to. the unemployment rate still is unacceptably high. but not growing nearl
and new conveniences. america's minerals. they're the sff dreams are made of. the's more information at nma.org. >> corpate funding for "washington week" is so provided by boeing. jor funding for "washington week" is rovided by the annenberg undation, the john s. and james l. knght foundation, the coporation for publ broadcasting. and b contrutions to your pbs station from ewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, modetor gwen ill. gwen: good evening. six months in, appears thingsn washington are mor complicatethan clear. the presdent's poll nmbers are uniformly headeddown. his health re plan is snaged in t house and senate a the succs of is conomic recovery plasubject to debate. vi president joe biden speaking in chicago tday to the national urban league to fend it. >> housi starts are up for this month. doeshat mean we're out? no. do that mean there won' be more foeclosures? no. but we'rebeginning to movin the direction we have . th unemploymt rate sill i ucceptably high. but not growing nearly as fast. less good is not good but less good is better han worse. gw
ground. i have a question for you, jeanne, from bob in california. he says america elected a democrat majority to congress and the white house. how in blazes, he writes, did he end up with a subcommittee of equal representation by the minority? >> well, i think that in the senate, they have 60 votes, but it's an illusion nature number. even the democrats are not united around one plan. so that's part of it. they had to come up with a compromise that was going to appeal to the broadest number of democrats and hopefully some republicans as well. and those moderate republicans who are in the negotiations in many ways represent the voices of the conservative democrats who are not in the room. in addition, the white house from the beginning said they did want a bipartisan plan. if possible, they wanted to see that created. and so it was a goal to try to work with the republicans. three stepped forward, and i don't think max baucus was prepared to walk away from those three until it's certain they can't come to terms because baucus would like to have republican votes onboard. gwen: we have
a questn for you, jeanne, from b in clifornia. he say america electeda democrat majority to congress and e white house. how in bazes, he rites, did he end up with a subcommittee of equal rpresentation by th minority? >> well i thin that in the senatethey have 60 votes, but it's an illusion nature nmber. even the demcrats are not united around onelan. so that's part of it. th had to come up wit a compromise th was going to appeal to the broadest nber of democrats and hopefly some republicans as wl. and those oderate republicans who are in the negotiations i many ways represt the vices of the conservive democrats who are not in te room. in addion, the white house from the beginng said they dd want a biprtisan plan. if possible,they wante to se that creat. and so itas a goal to try to wo with the republicans. three stepped forward, and i don't think max baucus was prared to walk away from those three until it's rtain they can't me to terms because baucus would lik to hav republican vote onboard. gwen: we have a lo of questions abt the role of the senate but i nt to get to a uple of nuts and o
america, that is not a plitically vible route t take and e is nothing if not a pragmatist. >> that is wy the publicoption is so controveral among crics, they see it as a trow june hor. if you put in a pubic opion that pivate isurers can compete against and ultimately of course government wil piece by piece take over thsystem. theyiew him as someone ho is secretly tryinto get there even though he said he is ot. gn: public option, going to happen still? >> i don't know. i ink that it's on lie suort right now. i think what we're -- i may come out of the house. i think thepresident ight now is centered on o goal. that is he has to have asenate bill because youan't go to conference without ne. so i thi we have rched a point where co-op great, whatever. t him a bill so th can go to conference. if you have co-ops d a public plan, what you might look atis a trigger where you start out with co-ops, if they work teific, if not a pblic plan. gwen: th's what they're talking about in hese meetings on caitol hill that is going on. >> it is. the people who upport the publicption aren't sure they can g
new wonders and new conveniences. america's minerals. they're the stuff our dreams are made of. there's more information at nma.org. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by boeing. major funding for "washington week" is also provided by the annenberg foundation. the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, sitting in for gwen ifill this week, pete williams of nbc news. pete: good evening. when members of congress head home for the summer, their meetings with constituents are seldom a hot ticket. they're typically quiet gatherings with perennial questions about cutting taxes and fixing potholes. but not this summer. it's been hard to tell the televised town hall meetings on health care from reruns of jerry springer. president obama has responded by pushing extra hard for what he says will be the largest reform effort ever for health care. with three town halls just this week in new hampshire, montana, and colorado. and especially controversial provision is something
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